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Religious Studies

Key Stage Three: students will deepen their understanding of the major world religions through the study of important beliefs, concepts and issues of moral authority. They apply their understanding of religious and philosophical beliefs, teachings and practices to a range of topics covered within the Religious Studies Curriculum.

Across the THREE year Key Stage Three Religious Studies syllabus at BMA we investigate the beliefs, traditions and celebrations of the six major world faiths.

There is one fifty minute period of Religious Studies per week. STUDENTS WILL STUDY THE FOLLOWING UNITS –

YEAR 7

TERM 1 & 2 THE STORIES OF THE PROPHETS

TERM 3 WHO IS JESUS?

TERM 4 WHO IS MUHAMMED?

TERM 5 WHO ARE THE GURUS?

TERM 6 WHO IS BUDDHA?

YEAR 8

TERM 1 & 2 AN INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS

TERM 3 CHRISTIAN PRACTICES

TERM 4 ISLAMIC PRACTICES

TERM 5 THE AFTERLIFE

TERM 6 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

YEAR 9

TERM 1 & 2 CHANGEMAKERS

TERM 3 CHRISTIAN BELIEFS

TERM 4 ISLAMIC BELIEFS

TERM 5 WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE DISAGREE

TERM 6 EXPRESSION

Key Stage Four: Students can opt to study a full course GCSE qualification in Religious Studies. The course followed is AQA Specification A ALTHOUGH THIS WILL BE CHANGING TO EDUQAS FOR NEW YEAR 10 STUDENTS FROM SEPTEMBER 2021. The students will sit two THREE examination papers;  ONE paper is worth 50% THE OTHER TWO PAPERS 25% EACH of the final mark.

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